Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Allow For “Super Training”

By Ishaan . August 9, 2013 . 8:00am

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have a new form of training available—Super Training, which allows your Pokémon to grow stronger outside of battle.


Super Training is done using the Nintendo 3DS touch screen and increases your Pokémon’s base stats, which are the underlying values that define its HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.


One example of Super Training is having Pokémon face giant Pokémon-shaped “Balloon Bots” in a virtual reality environment, with both sides trying to shoot balls into the opponent’s goal. In this game, you use the Circle Pad and touch screen in conjunction to avoid shots from the Balloon Bots while landing your own shots in their goal.


Meanwhile, Core Training, which is another S.T. activity, lets you set up training bags, which are earned by completing S.T. Regimens. Once these are set up, they’ll let your Pokémon train by themselves, raising their stats on their own. Additionally, you’ll be able to use the touch screen during Core Training to increase their stats as well. Just like it sounds, Core Training is a passive activity, and you can check up on your Pokémon’s Core Training using the Super Training menu.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will launch on October 12th worldwide.


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  • Bunzi

    Finally, they’re acknowledging and making effort values easier to get!

    • J_Joestar

      Kinda seems redundant though, training for EVs in gen 5 was already very easy with all the extra items and Pokerus they’ve given us.
      I can’t imagine playing a minigame to do it would really significantly speed up the process if you are already at the point int he game where you have power items and can afford the various pokeroids you can buy.

      • PotatoPower

        just being able to view your effort values makes it a lot easier

      • Bunzi

        But now it’s much more accessible, measurable, and convenient. You probably won’t need a guide to figure the whole process out, and assuming EVs can be reversed easy enough and you unlock this early enough, it’ll finally be easier to build teams for online play right out the gate.

      • Grape Monet

        I think it’s another fun thing to do besides battling; at least it would give variety to EV training.

    • komiko12

      That would make life easier. EV training is sure tedious and gets boring fast.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    You keep saying base stats.

    Are we training EV’s or are we training IV’s?

    • luckgandor

      This definitely boosts EVs, which are pretty much stat bonuses. “Underlying values that define” certainly implies IVs though.

    • I’m not entirely sure myself because that’s all they said in their PR. I’m checking with them now.

    • komiko12

      Serebii said they were EVs.

      • J_Joestar

        while it is most likely EVs, EVs and IVs are really just fan-terms. The source material at pokemonxy.com has a loose description that could easily be inferred as either EVs or IVs.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Snorlax is going to be fit and buff after I’m done

    • Pokemon’s take on “The Biggest Loser.”

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        MegaSnorlax: Exlax

        • AndyLC


  • komiko12

    New sprites!! Enough of the outdated sprites that were there since Gen 3!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Pokemon World Re:Digitize Decode


  • SlickRoach

    Yes! A more officialized way of training EVs! Hopefully this encourages newcomers and veterans alike to get into the competitive scene.

    Also, Mega Evolutions and now Super Training? Next they’ll include Ultra Attacks and Omega Encounters (aside from Horde battles). Use all the adjectives GameFreak, use them all.

    • Eric Harris

      the only way newcomers will enter the competitive scene is if this training is for IVs. And we don’t have to spend hours farming the same pokemon or learning RNG just to get the IVs we want.

  • Godman

    And if we can just do something about those IVs

    • IsaacGravity

      Being able to outright see them would be enough for me.

  • KuroNathan

    They should cut out the middleman and finally give players a way to raise IVs as well

    • Asura

      I would love to not have to RNG anymore. If IVs are gone I would never stop playing Pokemon.

  • Malon

    Do you need a special item ? I mean, anyone can max the stats of their pokemon, so ?

  • Nice! Can’t wait =^_^=

  • MrRobbyM

    *sees screenshot* *remembers pokemon stadium*

    Ninty, please.

    • Gigaknight

      And let HAL Laboratory do it, NOT Genius Sonority.

      If the latter does it, we’ll just end up with Pokemon Colosseum 2 or, even worse, Pokemon Battle Revolution 2.

      • I don’t care for Battle Revolution, but Colosseum was actually a good game I’d like to see more of. Although with that said, I would like HAL to get on Stadium work again before anything else.

  • Anime10121

    Looks fun :D

  • DarthSithZero

    Super training, Mega evolution what the hell is going on . . .

  • Nanaki

    The re-designs of the sprites look really good.

  • Jesse Torres

    Very interesting concept.

  • Lemon

    Is anyone else reminded of Monster Rancher? Man I loved that game…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      It reminds me more of Digimon World Re:Digitize

  • Eric Harris

    It certainly would be nice if you could raise IVs. It would mean I could take my sentimental pokemon and train their IVs to be great. Would be a nice alternative to farming the same pokemon for hours on end or learning RNGing just to do so. I could spend that time ACTUALLY playing the game instead.

  • Vash bane

    sp this is a new form of ev training?
    (reads a few comments) oh cool

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